Joseph Walter Karas, 90 of Phoenix, Arizona passed away peacefully on February 18, 2013. Born in Chicago, Illinois on October 22, 1922. Joe was raised in the Chicago area and went to Europe in WWII with the US Army. Shortly after returning from the war he married his high school sweetheart Dorothy on May 5, 1946. Together they raised two sons, Joe and Tom. In 1968 the family was moved from the Chicago area to Phoenix by his employer Motorola. Joe finally retired after a 35 year career with Motorola as a Mechanical Engineer in 1988. Joe is survived by his two sons Joseph T. Karas and Thomas A. Karas. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM Thursday February 28, 2013 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Rd, Phoenix. Entombment to follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.
Donald and Marty Squire
Dear Joe and Tom,
We were saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. Your family was one of the first we got to know when we moved into our house just two doors from yours in 1969. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and know that we are near by if we can do anything for you.
Our prayers are with you both,
Marty and Don Squire
I am so sorry for your loss. May the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and strangers, as well as your memories give you comfort to help you endure the days ahead. The Bible also offers comfort. “For God is near to those broken at heart. “ Ps 34:17,18. Our Creator promises that there will soon be a time when “death will be no more.” Revelation 21:4. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org